From launch (orders available from January 2015), this new model comes with one engine version, a refined 2.2 litre SD4 turbodiesel, that outputs 190PS (187bhp), features stop-start technology and uses smart regenerative charging for impressive economy and performance. This engine is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or Land Rover's new 9-speed automatic gearbox. An efficient eD4 turbodiesel engine is due to be added to the range later in 2015. This engine is expected to have CO2 emissions from as little as 119g/km.

Four trim levels have been made available, namely the SE, SE Tech, HSE and top-of-the-range HSE Lux. Standard features include items such as Autonomous emergency braking, an all-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Terrain Response and a variety of all-terrain technologies such as Roll Stability Control, Gradient Release Control, Hill Descent Control and Electronic Traction Control.

Some driver assistance features included on the new Discovery Sport include Parking Sensors, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and a Tow Pack that includes Tow Assist and Tow Hitch Assist.

Discovery Sport drivers will also have dual-zone climate control as standard with an LCD interface for the two front seats. There is an optional feature available for row-three occupants to set their chosen temperature of the air con system too.

The Discovery Sport features 5+2 seating but is no bigger than other 5-seater premium SUV's, according to Land Rover. With the 5+2 configuration, the second-row seating (the row behind the driver), features tilt-and-slide functionality and is individually adjustable with a 60:40 split - This enables row-two occupants to recline their seats or slide them forwards or back. Load space can be increased from 829 litres to as much as 981 litres by folding away the third row of seats.

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